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Call2Recycle’s Battery Recycling Program Increases 5% in 2015, Breaks Records

Rechargeable batteries and cellphones collected for recycling via Call2Recycle’s program increased five percent during 2015, to a record-breaking 12.6 million pounds – the 19th consecutive year-over-year increase, the organization says. Call2Recycle attributes the increase in participation to enhanced awareness in Canada and the US, made possible by its “strong, collaborative relationships.” … Read more »

GameDay Recycling Challenge Diverts More than 2 Million Pounds from Landfill

This collegiate football season, college and university students and alumni taking part in the GameDay Recycling Challenge recycled or reused 1,098 tons of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, food scraps, and other recyclables, resulting in a reduction of 3,358 metric tons of greenhouses gases emitted. The GameDay Recycling Challenge, a friendly … Read more »

Call2Recycle Increases Total Recycling Collected for 18th Year

Consumer battery stewardship organization Call2Recycle, Inc., collected nearly 12 million pounds of batteries and cellphones through its network in the US and Canada in 2014, increasing its total weight of material collected in 2014 for an 18th consecutive year, the company says. The provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec all recorded double digit collection growth … Read more »

Grand & Toy, TerraCycle Expand Successful Coffee Pod Recycling Effort

Office Depot affiliate Grand & Toy has launched a retailer recycling program for office products in conjunction with TerraCycle Canada. The announcement comes after a successful five month K-Cup Pack pilot recycling partnership between Grand & Toy and TerraCycle for customers in Southern Ontario; the program, now expanding throughout Canada, will … Read more »

Process Converts Biomass Waste into Lucrative Chemical Products

A new catalytic process is able to convert lignin — once considered biomass waste — into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers from Purdue University’s Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to … Read more »

Bottle Crusher Manages Waste at 5-Star London Hotel

The Grosvenor House Hotel off Park Lane in London has installed a PEL BB06 ‘Mega Jaws’ glass bottle crusher to help manage its 40,000 empty glass bottles each week. Installing the crusher reduces the volume of an empty glass bottle by a factor of five to one, reducing handling and storage costs associated with … Read more »

RBC Canadian Open Wins Waste Management Sustainability Challenge

Waste Management’s second annual Sustainability Challenge was won by RBC Canadian Open, the company announced. The challenge was created by Waste Management to encourage all PGA TOUR tournaments to engage in and advance sustainable practices at their respective events. With this distinction, the RBC Canadian Open joins the ranks of the … Read more »

fuel cell recycling process

Process Developed to Recycle Fuel Cells

A recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells has been developed in a collaborative project between resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Technical Fibre Products (TFP). Funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the objective of the Recover project is to establish … Read more »

Gasification Plant Turns Wood Waste to Energy

Falcon Waste Development Land Company, part of the Larkfleet Group, and React Energy have submitted a planning application to build an energy recovery facility in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, UK. The two companies are partners in Clay Cross Biomass Limited. The company has been established specifically to develop the Clay Cross … Read more »

Toxic Waste Managed Increased in 2013

Toxic Waste Managed Increased in 2013

Most of the toxic chemical waste managed at industrial facilities in 2013 in the US was not released into the environment, according to the EPA’s annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The report shows that about 22 billion pounds — or 84 percent— of the 26 billion pounds of toxic … Read more »

Ecova Adds Waste Management to Sustainability Platform

Ecova Adds Waste Management to Sustainability Platform

Sustainability management company Ecova has announced the availability of the Waste Manager module on the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, for large commercial and industrial companies to manage their resource consumption across multiple categories. The Waste Manager module provides multi-site companies with greater visibility into waste generation and cost metrics … Read more »